How to Skateboard: Lesson 2!

Sorry this to so long to put up guys, i kind of just didn't get around to it.
But it is now here!!!!

Ok so here is How to Skateboard: Lesson 2
This is the more detailed better version. Because i made a few mistakes in the first one

please ask questions if you get confused, i will be happy to help!

Good luck.
(and wear or don't wear safety gear at your own risk)

Hope you enjoy!

This instructable will teach you (hopefully) how to do the basics like turning and also how to ollie. Now when you watch this video you probably wont get it the fist time so the best thing to do is to practice.

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Step 1: Starting Out Standing

Get the gear, then prepare yourself.
First of all you need to be able to balance a little and have a medium tolerance for pain.
(If you fall it will hurt)
Also you will need a pretty good skateboard and a helmet.

(You should always wear safety gear!!!)

Ok so to start out you will want to figure out if you are goofy or regular. Ya those are the two foot positions
NOTE: i am goofy.

Ok so pictures 1-3 is how to stand

Pictures 4-6 is how NOT TO STAND!

Step 2: Pushing Off

So here is how to push off. In the first How to Skateboard i did this wrong.

You need to push correctly, the correct way is like picture 1. (this is goofy push off)

Picture two is a close up of pushing goofy.

picture 3 is how to push off regular.



Very good if you found this.
2. Go to the board of an orange, of someone you know, in his name is a Miko.

Step 3: Starting, Stopping, and the Ollie!

Here is how to stop, start, and ollie.

For Starting:
To start off you want to push off (start pushing goofy or regular, which ever you are)
Then go onto a flat area to start ollieing. You are going to want to crouch down or bend your knees a little. Then put your foot close to the end of your board and push the back down hard. Then bring your front foot up and level the board out. (check the video out for better details on how to ollie)
So from there you will want to POP the board up and then level it out with your feet. then come back down flat.

For stopping:
To stop you need to lean your weight back until the tail of your board touches the ground. Then slide on the tail until you come to a stop. You can also just jump off your board.

The olllie:
For the ollie you will want to bend your knees and then get into the right position. (back foot near the back and front foot behind the bolts) then you want to push down really hard with your back tail and then jump up with the board as you then slide your front foot up to the nose of the board.

Just keep trying and you will get it!

Step 4: Final Steps to Becoming a PRO!

Try all these things out, and hopefully after a while you will learn how to skate, or become a better skater.

There will be more lessons to come!!!

Just check out the: How To Skateboard group.
Also check out the video on how to:
-Pop Shovit
-Ride around
and much more!

Thanks and keep on skateboarding!

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    36 Discussions

    josh1324The Dark Lord

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    true, true. I found that part kind of stupid though, i though it would have been an epic last battle to the death.


    9 years ago on Step 1

    I am goofy too. But just a beginner. Could you tell me if i could do tricks with a skateboard which has only a tail(no NOSE)?

    2 replies

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    is goofy your right foot on the board and your left foot pushing off? i forgot :/ if so im goofy :P


    8 years ago on Introduction

    I have two tips for you:
    1. Make sure your camera person doesn't talk, it's annoying and disruptive.
    2. Try using a boom mic/clip on mic for when you're talking because when you turn away/when the board moves, you can't hear what you're saying.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    I love skateboarding that makes me happy and it is fun totally extreme. hey check this out it may help you in skateboard lesson if you don't know how to skate board , to get free skateboard lessons feel free and enjoy!


    9 years ago on Step 3

    dude i have being tryin for years, i cannot do an ollie. i always do it right but all that happens is when i slide up after pushing down the end the back just stays on the gound

    1 reply
    The Dark Lord

    9 years ago on Step 4

    Your instructions are helpful with the footing and all but...i still can't ollie.

    sharlstonDJ Radio

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yes if you want the slacker the kingpin is(the large nut in the middle of the trucks) the more sharper you can turn you can adjust this by tightening the kingpin with a 14mm spanner or socket

    mg0930mgDJ Radio

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    You have how to look like a skateboarder, but don't know the answer to this question. Here's a question for you. Kids what do you call someone with skateboarding clothes, shoes hats, and anything else, that can't skate. A POSER!

    DJ Radiomg0930mg

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I can skate kinda......Im workin on a few tricks right now. besides, that post is 6 months old